Bernie and Dottie Connolly and Kathy Vejtasa, co-owners of Coldwell Banker Best Realty, have announced the acquisition of Tehachapi Mountain Property Management effective Aug. 19.
Coldwell Banker Best Realty, with offices in Ridgecrest, California City, and Tehachapi, has been in business since 1982 and has operated continuously in Tehachapi since April 1994 with the purchase of Coldwell Banker Home Realty, which began as an independent real estate firm in Tehachapi in 1974 and which affiliated with Coldwell Banker in 1986.
Tehachapi Mountain Property Management was established Feb. 1, 2008, by Tracy Price, when she purchased the property management portfolio of Century 21 Mountain Realty. Starting with 64 units, Tracy and her husband Rick expanded the business to its current total of 144 units.
Tracy Price will continue to manage the local office of IMortgage, a full service lender, located at 801 W. Tehachapi Boulevard. She may be reached at 823-1427.
Bernie and Dottie Connolly said they look forward to providing the same high level of service to property owners and tenants as provided by Tehachapi Mountain Property Management.
Naylan Bender manages the Property Management Division of Coldwell Banker Best Realty, assisted by Beth Barnes and the administrative staff of Coldwell Banker Best Realty, including Shelly Nicholson, receptionist.
Bender said he enjoys the day-to-day challenges that property management brings. His main objective is to maintain the integrity of the owner's investment while ensuring that the residents enjoy their dwelling. He likes interacting with owners and residents. He enjoys helping residents find homes or apartments that meet their needs. He sets priorities and deals effectively with the most urgent and important things first.
Beth Barnes is the company's Property Management Assistant. Barnes worked for Coldwell Banker Home Realty, predecessor to Coldwell Banker Realty, as a receptionist from 1990 to 1993 and for Coldwell Banker Best Realty as a Property Management Assistant from 1994 to 1996.
She left Coldwell Banker Best Realty in 1996 to pursue a career in escrow, where she excelled, Bernie Connolly said, becoming an escrow officer and manager of the local branch of a large escrow and title company. As an escrow officer and branch manager she became known throughout the greater Tehachapi area for her "can do" attitude and outstanding customer service which she brings to her responsibilities as Property Management Assistant.
Shelly Nicholson has been the cheerful voice and happy face of Coldwell Banker Best Realty since July of 2007. She does an outstanding job meeting and greeting customers and clients alike and receiving and routing calls and messages. Customer service is her number one priority.
Bernie Connolly said the acquisition of Tehachapi Mountain Property Management enhances Coldwell Banker Best Realty's ability to provide sellers, buyers, landlords and tenants with a full spectrum of real estate services. he synergy between the sales and Property Management departments will benefit investors, property owners and tenants, he noted.
Coldwell Banker Best Realty is located at 765 Tucker Road, in the Red Apple Shopping Center in front of Albertsons. The Property Management Department can be reached at 822-5553 seven days a week.